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Fox's Brennan: TV Everywhere 'is probably our most important online strategy'

Fox's Brennan: TV Everywhere 'is probably our most important online strategy' | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
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Sherry Brennan: "We see that people who stream the most also watch the most TV. And the people who watch the least TV also are the people who stream the least. And so we saw this in video on demand 10 or 15 years ago and also in the premium TV market, like HBO: People who like video content and like to consume it, continue to like to consume more of it in more places. So those people are not going away from platform A to watch on platform B, although I do think there will be some shifting of where people watch time-shifted programming, away from DVRs and towards devices as TV Everywhere proliferates. But that's not really cannibalization, that's platform shifting."

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The Looming Content Battle Between TV Everywhere & Online Streaming

The Looming Content Battle Between TV Everywhere & Online Streaming | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
The TV Everywhere movement got another win Wednesday, as Fox announced that it will limit next-day streaming access to some of its programs to cable, satellite and Hulu Plus customers. This news, which comes a week after CNN and HLN’s TV Everywhere push, is just the latest example of the complicated relationship between television networks and the burgeoning streaming services game.TV Everywhere, which Netflix’s Reed Hastings has referred to as his company’s “biggest competitor,” is gaining favor with content producers, like broadcast and cable networks. Unlike the streaming deals that networks have to work out with Hulu, Netflix or Amazon, TV Everywhere streaming deals can be negotiated as part of a regular carrier relationship with cable and satellite operators. As demand for online content continues to grow, networks are looking to get more money for their content. Netflix, which already has a dearth of first-run content, has seen its licensing fees explode in the last few quarters. Still, the cable networks want more. That’s where TV Everywhere comes in
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Chase Carey: Not impressed with TV Everywhere

Chase Carey: Not impressed with TV Everywhere | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

News Corp. prexy and chief operating officer Chase Carey vented frustrations with the industry's TV Everywhere efforts at the D:Dive Into Media conference Tuesday.  Carey didn't mince words on how badly he believes cable, satellite and telcos have botched extending program viewing to digital platforms at no extra charge to subscribers who access content via authentication.  "I'd say authentication is a pretty poor execution to date," said Carey at the confab in Laguna Niguel, Calif. hosted by Dow Jones' AllThingsD website. "The process is way too difficult, way too unfriendly."  Carey's harsh assessment -- he later referred to the TV Everywhere user experience as a "pain in the neck" -- represented a notable dissent from industrywide support for authentication, which is seen as a defensive maneuver to help cablers and satcasters compete against digital upstarts like Netflix.  But TV Everywhere has been criticized in recent years despite repeated support from high-profile advocates like Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes for its slow rollout and chilly consumer reception.  Said Carey, "I'm frustrated by the progress to date or lack thereof in terms of making authentication something of a friendly user experience."

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Fox Network to limit Web access to its shows

Fox Network to limit Web access to its shows | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Fox Network announced late today it will begin delaying Web access to many of the network's popular TV programs, essentially putting up a de facto paywall around its content.
Beginning August 15, only those people who subscribe to a participating video distributor will be able to view TV shows on an Internet portal the day after shows air on the network, the company said in a press release. All other viewers who are used to seeing episodes of "The Simpsons," "Bones," and "Glee" for free the next day on sites such as Hulu or Fox.com will now have to wait eight days to catch their shows.
"We are continually looking at opportunities to provide our pay television distributors with content and products that enhance the value of pay television to subscribers," Michael Hopkins, president of affiliate sales and marketing for Fox Networks, said in a statement. "Our new authentication service will continue to provide next-day access to Fox broadcast shows for our viewers who subscribe to participating pay television providers."

See NYT for more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/business/media/fox-to-limit-next-day-streaming-on-hulu.html
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